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Dr. Rebekah Gee, Dept. of Health (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-09-19

Duration: 00:27:57

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Gee, Rebekah E. | Louisiana. Department of Health | Floods, 2016 | Natural Disasters | Zika virus | MEDICAID | Health Care


  • Gee, Rebekah Speaker


A speech by Dr. Rebekah Gee before the Baton Rouge Press Club on September 19, 2016. Dr. Gee is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. She discusses: her department’s response to the historic flooding in south Louisiana in August; the lessons learned from the storm, including the need for emergency prescriptions during a natural disaster; the status of the Zika virus and mosquito abatement in Louisiana; and an update on Medicaid expansion. She also answers questions from the audience.